What are the advantages of HYS over other T-14?

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What are the advantages of HYS over other T-14?

Postby brownpride » Mon Dec 31, 2012 3:00 pm

I'm a 0L, starting at HLS in the fall, but I'm wondering why people would choose HYS over lower T14s if they could get significant money at the lower schools. I'm already aware of answers pertaining to academia, clerking, PI, but I'm even wondering about this relating to BigLaw. If a number of people get BigLaw out of places like Northwestern, Penn, NYU (I even read today about a guy who had a 3.8/164 and got BigLaw from a Top 30 school), then what's the advantage of going to HYS besides a better chance at BigLaw, especially considering the financial ramifications of 200k+ debt compared to a full ride at a lower T14?

I personally have chosen HLS, because my long-term goal is to work in human rights. In the short term, I plan to pursue BigLaw because I have no money and can't afford to take a government job out of school - I need to get on my feet financially first. But when I see that people are getting the same BigLaw jobs out of other T14s, I wonder if I should be attending one of those instead with a lot less of a financial burden, as I'm extremely debt averse. I'm sure that going to a place like Penn, Columbia, or Chicago would not close doors to me in the future anyways.

Any thoughts are appreciated.
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Re: What are the advantages of HYS over other T-14?

Postby rad lulz » Mon Dec 31, 2012 3:02 pm

Good job making a thread to dickslang your HYS acceptance.

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Re: What are the advantages of HYS over other T-14?

Postby twenty » Mon Dec 31, 2012 3:15 pm

There is no question in my mind that a full ride scholarship at CCN at the least, potentially Berkeley and Penn too, is a better deal than Harvard.

A 60/40 shot at Biglaw with no/almost no debt > A 90/10 shot at Biglaw with 200k of debt.

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Re: What are the advantages of HYS over other T-14?

Postby 09042014 » Mon Dec 31, 2012 3:15 pm

Because they are chasing prestige.

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Re: What are the advantages of HYS over other T-14?

Postby IAFG » Mon Dec 31, 2012 3:16 pm

rad lulz wrote:Good job making a thread to dickslang your HYS acceptance.

I think this is actually a formal invitation for TLS to ride his dick.

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Re: What are the advantages of HYS over other T-14?

Postby EvilClinton » Mon Dec 31, 2012 3:17 pm

This thread is so full of humblebrag.

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Re: What are the advantages of HYS over other T-14?

Postby 09042014 » Mon Dec 31, 2012 3:19 pm

How mad will OP get when he shows up at Millbank and being making as much as the Fordham grad.

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Re: What are the advantages of HYS over other T-14?

Postby twinkletoes16 » Mon Dec 31, 2012 3:21 pm

rad lulz wrote:Good job making a thread to dickslang your HYS acceptance.



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Re: What are the advantages of HYS over other T-14?

Postby IAFG » Mon Dec 31, 2012 3:22 pm

Desert Fox wrote:How mad will OP get when he shows up at Millbank and being making as much as the Fordham grad.

He won't be that mad until he can't get a post-biglaw job in human rights law and is stuck in corporate bullshit forever.

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Re: What are the advantages of HYS over other T-14?

Postby suralin » Mon Dec 31, 2012 3:30 pm

twinkletoes16 wrote:
rad lulz wrote:Good job making a thread to dickslang your HYS acceptance.



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